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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4755) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): kindly shared by Martinus: Medium to smaller sized light white head which changes into a lacing on top of a hazy yellow/orange colored beer. Aromas of vinous notes, nettle, lemon, hops, grapefruit, spicy and floral. Flavours of spices, hops, citrus, grapefruit, floral, bitters, malts, hint of caramel and something light sweet ish... Aftertaste is bitter, spicy, hops, floral, malts and something herbal. Low carbo, soft spicy mouthfeel, good medium body and a light watery texture. Quite a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT. Aroma has big wood, some caramel malts, slight hop note. Flavour is is quite bitter with a sweet woody barrel note. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5015) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear amber with a thin white head and medium carbonation. The aroma is dominated by the oak and whisky. There’s nothing wrong with that! The flavour is rich, oaky and it tastes like the whisky was poured into the mix rather than being gently absorbed from the barrel. The whisky burns a little, but its not overpowering. I don’t think there’s much middle ground with this beer, you will either love it or hate it. I thought is was great. It’s an ideal beer to introduce a whisky drinker to the world of beer. You can almost chew the oak!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to martinus. Slightly hazy yellow to orange with a small white head. Smells wood, fresh, lemongrass, malts. Tastes malty, lemon, grassy, oak. Medium body, soft carbo.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Hazy orange color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweetness, a slight sourish touch. Medium body and carbonation. Ok but not really good imo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2923) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
330 ml bottle kindly provided by gunnar. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. fair lacing. Vanilla, butterscotch, elderberry jam and barrel notes on the nose. Fruity, citrus bitter, with a buttery sweet tail. Medium to full bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5328) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
330 ml shared bottle. Deep golden to orange colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma, some dusty and oaky notes, hints of dark dried fruits / raisins. Fruity sweet flavour, raisins again, oaky notes. Unusual, but not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
Botella. Golden colour. Sweet caramel malty woodish aroma. Sweet flavour, caramel and malt with wood and something sourish. ?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma is an odd and uncompromising blend of heavily-oaked chardonnay, sour funk notes and alcohol. Mild citrus hops up front are overcome by a slightly leathery sourness. The flavour from here on is dominated by oak, with only some very slight bready yeast notes coming through in the finish. Every time I review a BrewDog beer, I find myself saying the same thing: I really am a huge fan of BrewDog, chiefly because of their bombastic insanity. They don’t do things by half. Thus, when they get it right, they really get it right. When they get it wrong, however, they really get it wrong, and that’s what has happened here. The main problem with this beer is that it is unnecessary. There is really no call for an oak-aged high alcohol lager. Even casting that aside, the beer is too dominated by oak; rather than playing a supporting role, it is the main flavour. I’ve had a lot better.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1121) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2013
The body pours in clear copper-orange colon with medium head with low retention. Aroma fits in first as sweet, probably from the oak but slowly moves to slight sourness. The balance of the aroma is not perfect. The taste is tart, sour and dull with bitter finish. As in the case of the aroma I don’t feel like the taste is well balanced. Body is full. Interesting project, but not the best outcome.


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